Fara Tabatabai

IABA New York

Fara Tabatabai

Fara Tabatabai is a partner and experienced litigator in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s New York office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial and products liability litigation and arbitration. She represents U.S., Canadian, European, and Asian clients in a variety of industries and has served as litigation and trial counsel in numerous high-stakes domestic and international disputes. She has particular experience in multi-district and cross-border disputes and acted as counsel to the European debtors of the Nortel Networks enterprise in the first U.S.-Canadian cross-border trial in history.

Multiple legal and business publications have recognized Fara as a top attorney in her field. In 2019, the New York Law Journal selected Fara as one of the New York legal profession’s “Rising Stars.” Crain’s New York Business Magazine named Fara one of its 2020 “Notable Women in Law,” and Profiles in Diversity Journal named Fara a 2021 “Woman Worth Watching.” In 2023, Law360 selected Fara as a “Rising Star” in international arbitration.

Fara is also committed to providing quality pro bono legal services. She has received several awards for her pro bono work, including two Legal Aid Society awards for her role in litigation against New York State to increase housing subsidies for low-income families and a Commitment to Justice Award for her work on an immigration case for Her Justice, an organization that provides legal services to low-income women.